PUP 6007 The Policy Process Syllabus Periods 8-10 Monday Room And 21 (or by appt) Prof. Scicchitano Office: 304 Anderson Office Hours M 2-3 pm, 6-6:30 pm Contact Information: Email: [email protected] Phone: 273-2382 Course Requirements Participation is an important component of this class. Participation consists of attending class, reading assignments prior to the beginning of class and being an active member of discussions about the readings and other topics in class. Ten percent of the class grade will be awarded based on the quantity and quality of class participation. This is a seminar and not a lecture class so students will be expected to contribute to learning environment of the class. Students will be called upon to present a summary of an article or book (chapter) as a point of departure for discussions. In addition, students are expected to prepare critical reaction analyses for each of the readings. Class discussions will not consist of a simple summary of each reading but rather a critical discussion of each reading. Critical reactions/discussions examine what is good or bad about each reading. How does the reading relate to other literature you have read in this or other classes? How and why does the reading contribute to your learning about public policy and administration in general and your specific professional interests? In addition, each student will provide several summaries and evaluations of newspaper/magazine articles that will relate the course topics to current policy issues. These summaries and evaluations will comprise five percent of the course grade. There will also be one take-home exam (essay) and a major research paper. MA students who are seeking careers in government or nonprofits should prepare a paper that uses class themes and relates to their professional interests. Doctoral students should write a paper that will help them prepare for their exams. I will work closely with each of your to develop your paper topics. Each student will be expected, as part of her/his participation grade, to submit and get approved a paper topic and outline. In addition, a complete draft (minus references) should be submitted. I will provide dates for the topics and outlines to be approved and submitting a draft of the completed paper for me to review. Each student will be required to present their research paper using PowerPoint. The quality of the PowerPoint presentation will contribute to the final class grade. If your paper is not finished in time for your presentation on the designated dates, you will lose all points for the presentation Literature Summary To assist in the preparation of your course papers and exams, four teams will be assigned to provide a summary and full citations of relevant literature of key pieces of literature related to three key course areas-agenda setting, budgeting (policy and politics) and implementation. More details will be provided about this assignment. Required Texts John Kingdon Agenda, Alternatives and Public Policies) Charles Wolf, Markets and Governments Grading Overall Participation Current Issues Analyses Term Paper Exam Paper Presentation Team Literature Summary 10% 5% 35% (Due at end of last class) 35% 5% 10% Grading Scale 90-100% A 87-89% A84-86% B+ 80-83% B 77-79% B- 74-76% C+ 70-73% C67-69% C64-66% D+ 60-63% D Below 60% E Course Topics and Readings in Order Introduction and Course Overview Policy and Markets Rhoads 1985 The Economist’s View of the World Chapter 5 (Copy) Hand out Wolf, Markets and Governments Policymaking and Incrementalism and not incrementalism Lindbloom, 1959. “The Science of Muddling Through.” Public Administration Review. 19 Spring, 79-88. (Copy) Schick 1969. “Systems Politics and Systems Budgeting.” Public Administration Review. (March/April) 137-151. (Copy) Hayes, Incrementalism and Public Policy (Copy) Policy Process and Models of Policy Making Anderson, Chapter 1 (Copy) Sabatier- Need for Better Theories in Sabatier 3-18 (Copy) Peter DeLeon, :The Stages Approach to the Policy Process: What Has it Done? Where is it Going?” in Sabatier, 19-34. (Copy) Agenda Setting and Formulation Garbage Can Model Explained Kingdon Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policy Gary Mucciaroni. “A Critique of the Garbage Can Model of Policy-Making,” Polity Vol, 19, No. 3-4 (Spring, 1992) (Copy) Denise Scheberle, “Radon & Asbestos: A Study Agenda Setting and Causal Stories,” Policy Studies Journal, Spring 1994, 74-86. (Copy) Nikolos Zahariadas, “Ambiguity, Time and Multiple Streams.” In Sabatier, 73-93 (Copy) James L True, Bryan D. Jones, and Frank R. Baumgartner. “Punctuated –Equilibrium Theory,” in Sabatier, 97-116 (Copy) Budgeting and Public Policy Wildavasky, Politics of the Budgetary Process (Copy) Schick The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budget Reform (Copy) Novick, Practice of PPB (Copy) Schick-Death in the Bureaucracy (Copy) Lauth-ZBB in Georgia State Government (Copy) Budgeting Handout Implementation Pressman and Wildavsky Implementation (Copy) Bardach, The Implementation Game. Chap 2-5. (Copy) Mazmanian and Sabatier, Conditions for Successful Implementation (Copy) James P. Lester, “Public Policy Implementation: Evolution of the Filed and Agenda for Future Research,” Policy Studies Review, Autumn, 1987, 200-216 (Copy) Anderson, Chapter 6 (Copy) Winter, Chapter 8 (Copy) Evaluation Wholey Federal Policy and Management Environment (Copy) Wholey, Results Oriented Management (Copy) Anderson, Chapter 7 (Copy) Evaluation Handout Lecture Institutions Lane, Jan Erik, 1995. “Chapter Ten, The New Institutionalism, (Copy) March, James G and J. P. Olsen, 1984. “The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life.” American Political Science Review, September, 734-749. (Copy) Gormley, William 1987. “Institutional Policy Analysis: A Critical Review.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Winter, 153-167, (Copy) Research date March 18th, no class Arrange Meeting to discuss/review paper progress. April 15th Paper Presentations Course Papers Due-in paper Take-home exam distributed April 22nd Paper Presentations Final Exam Due 5:30 pm, April 22nd in paper.